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Gunmen attack Zamfara communities, kill scores

Kabaro, Danmani Hausawa and Danmani Dakarkari villages in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State were on Friday morning attacked by armed bandits who rode on motorbikes while carrying out their operations,  The Zamfara State Police Public Relations Officer, Shehu Mohammad who confirmed the incident to Premium Times said dozens …

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Police recover stolen Senate mace

The Nigeria Police Force said it had recovered the Mace stolen from the chambers of the Senate by unidentified persons. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that on Wednesday ,suspected thugs invaded the senate chambers during plenary and carted away the mace. A statement by the Deputy Force Spokesman, …

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Mace theft: FG. orders probe of National Assembly invasion

The Federal Government has expressed shock at the invasion of the National Assembly and the subsequent snatching of the Senate mace by thugs on Wednesday.  In a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday , the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the security agencies have been directed to immediately unravel the …

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Saraki speaks on stolen Senate mace

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has commended the leadership and all members of the Senate for standing up firmly in defence of democracy and the rule of law with their decision to defy those who machinated an attack on the Red Chambers of the National Assembly in which the …

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Ekweremadu: Omo-Agege’s thugs attempted to kidnap two senators

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says two senators were almost kidnapped in the “commotion” that arose from theft of the mace, the senate’s symbol of authority. Ovie Omo-Agege had on Wednesday, gained entrance into the upper legislative chamber, accompanied by some unidentified persons who carted away the mace. Speaking at …

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Nigerian police, Shiite protesters clash for second day

Nigerian police fired teargas for a second day Tuesday at protesters demanding the release of Shiite leader Ibrahim Zakzaky, who has been in jail without charge since December 2015. Scores of protesters were also arrested by armed police wearing bulletproof vests and gas masks during clashes in Abuja, the national …

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Why We Arrested 115 Shiite Protesters In Abuja – Police

Police authorities in Abuja have explained why 115 members of the El-Zakzaky Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) were arrested after a protest in the Federal Capital Territory. Members of the Islamic movement ended in a clash with police officers on Monday, after they took to the streets in Abuja to …

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Abuja Protest Clash: PDP Calls For Immediate Inquest

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded for an immediate inquest into the violent clash between security forces and members of the Shiite movement, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The party is gravely worried over the handling of security in the nation’s capital and the near breakdown of …

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